With Google recently moving billing for Google drive storage into the Google Play system, they are now starting to offer annual discounts on their 100GB and 1TB plans, their lowest two tiers and the less likely to be used by corporate account one would expect.
For those who choose to pay annually, the 100GB plan will now cost $24.99/ year, down from $29.88, a whole $4.89 or 16% saving. For users using the 1TB plan the annual plan is now $124.99/year down from 149.88 a $24.89 per year or 17% saving. If you’re already paying for either of these Google Drive plans, especially the 1TB plan, then perhaps it may be worth your while paying per annum?
If you’re not a customer and you’ve been looking for some more cloud storage the Google drive option is cheaper than Dropbox which starts at $167.88/ annum (billed monthly) for a 1TB plan and Box costs an unbelievable $121/ annum (billed monthly) for only 100 GB of storage. At those prices, Google Drive still seems to be the most reasonably priced ‘big player’ in the cloud storage game.
Update: 22/12/17 12:15 As Ken has mentioned in the comments you can get Microsoft Office 365 + 1TB of OneDrive storage for only $108/ year (billed monthly), With Microsofts great integration with Android this is also a very worthy competitor and you’ll get 1 licence of Microsoft Office 365 included!
If you’re interested head on over to Google Drive and sign up.